1. Young-Old
    From November 2014
    Deane Simpson
    Young-Old
    Urban Utopias of an Aging Society

    Design: Studio Joost Grootens

    Young-Old examines contemporary architectural and urban mutations that have emerged as a consequence of one of the key demographic transformations of our time: aging populations. Distinguishing between different phases of old age, the book identifies the group known as the “young old” as a remarkable petri dish for experiments in subjectivity, collectivity, and environment. In investigating this field of latent urban and architectural novelty, Young-Old asserts both the escapist and emancipatory dimensions of these practices.

    Richly illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs, the volume documents phenomena ranging from the continuous, golf-cart-accessible urban landscapes of the world’s largest retirement community in Florida and the mono-national urbanizaciones of “the retirement home of Europe” on Costa del Sol, to the Dutch-themed residential community at Huis Ten Bosch in the south of Japan.

    17 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in, 384 pages, approx. 250 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-350-4, English

    €40.00 / $50.00 / £35.00
    Deane Simpson DEANE SIMPSON is an architect and urban studies expert who teaches at the Royal Danish Academy School of Architecture Copenhagen and at BAS Bergen, where he is professor of architecture and urbanism.
  2. The Inevitable Specificity of Cities
    From December 2014
    The Inevitable Specificity of Cities

    Edited by ETH Studio Basel

    What is a city? What determines its specificity? What shapes its quality? The evolution of the contemporary city does not follow a linear movement. It is shaped by transformation processes that are directed toward often distant and conflicting goals. Even though cities are inscribed into global processes and networks, they develop their own specific ways of dealing with these conditions. They tend to produce and reproduce their own specificity, their own patterns and character traits. Using the categories of territory, power, and difference—also lending the book its structure—the texts analyze different case studies of cities and urbanized territories, ranging from the Canary Islands to Hong Kong and Nairobi, unfolding the distinctiveness of their physical and social existences.

    With contributions by Roger Diener, Mathias Gunz, Manuel Herz, Jacques Herzog, Rolf Jenni, Marcel Meili, Shadi Rahbaran, Christian Schmid, and Milica Topalovic.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17.6 x 24 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 300 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-374-0, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
  3. Noonday
    From December 2014
    Annelies Strba
    Noonday

    The artist Annelies Štrba, best known for photographs of her children, now brings us in Noonday pictures of her grandchildren. In this “noonday dream” (a reference to Emily Brontë), we encounter a host of fairytale creatures, playing, sleeping, or dreaming. The viewer is drawn in and becomes part of this reverie, which is interspersed with images of everyday family life, travel, and game-playing. While the images in the artist’s previous series, Shades of Time (1997), were raw and direct, Noonday glows with the ease of a summer afternoon and yet still leaves us with the melancholy certainty that the days of childhood pass by much too fast.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    17.3 × 24 cm, 6 ¾ × 9 ½ in, 336 pages, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-388-7, Englisch

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £40.00
  4. Shanshui City
    From January 2015
    Ma Yansong
    Shanshui City

    Design: Kenya Hara

    Shanshui City, the latest book from MAD Architects’ founder and principal partner, Ma Yansong, received an international release in October 2014. The publishing of the book coincides with the 10th anniversary of the founding of MAD Architects. Ma’s poetic, yet precise language details the development and practice of design philosophy “Shanshui City”, at the core of which is the idea that, “architects should delineate a new ideal for the city of the future, to gradually construct an urban environment that embodies both the convenience of the modern city and the ancient Eastern affinity for the natural world.” “Shanshui” is an idealized worldview developed by Chinese through extended contact with the natural world, a worldview that integrates the everyday life of humanity with the impulse to seek spiritual refuge in nature. This “Shanshui City” is not simply an eco-city, or a garden-city, nor does it imply modeling the city’s architecture on natural forms such as mountains. It represents humanity’s affinity for the natural world, and our quest for inner fulfillment, as expressed in philosophies of the East.

    17,8 x 31 cm, 7 x 12 ¼ in, 208 pages, 99 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-457-0

    €49.00 / $65.00 / £39.00
    Ma Yansong

    MAD Architects’ founder and principal partner.

  5. Presence
    From January 2015
    Presence
    A Conversation at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

    Edited by Philip Ursprung, Mechtild Widrich, Jürg Berthold

    The concept of “presence” has made a prominent return to the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Zurich’s historical Cabaret Voltaire – cradle of the Dada movement nearly a century ago – an experimental international symposium put the topic of “presence” under the microscope, reversing academic routine. Not at all one of those usual post-conference books, this volume is conceived as a theatrical polylogue of speakers, ideas, and offstage characters. The discussion has been transcribed and edited. Monologues, more like traditional statements, are collaged into this conversation so as to reveal new juxtapositions and to give a performative turn to the concept of presence. The lively conversation is enhanced by theatrical conventions: characters enter and exit, and stage directions mirror some of the spatial proximity of the cabaret.

    Among the participants: Elisabeth Bronfen, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Michael Hampe, Mark Jarzombek, Amelia Jones, Tom Levin, Dieter Mersch, Rebecca Schneider, Peter Zumthor.

    15 x 24 cm, 6 x 9 ½ in, 256 pages, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-454-9, English

    €25.00 / $35.00 / £22.00
  6. Cutting Matta-Clark
    From January 2015
    Mark Wigley
    Cutting Matta-Clark
    The Anarchitecture Project

    Edited by James Graham
    In Collaboration with Columbia GSAPP Books

    Of the many shows at the fabled 112 Greene Street gallery—an artistic epicenter of New York’s downtown scene in the 1970s—the Anarchitecture group show of March 1974 has been the subject of the most enduring discussion, despite a complete lack of documentation about it. Anarchitecture has become a foundational myth, but one that remains to be properly understood. Stemming from a series of meetings organized by Gordon Matta-Clark and refl ecting his long-standing interest in architecture, the Anarchitecture exhibition was conceived as an anonymous group statement in photographs about the intersection of art and building. But did it actually happen? It exists only through oblique archival traces and the memories of the participants. Cutting Matta-Clark investigates the Anarchitecture group as a kind of collective research seminar, through extensive interviews with the protagonists and a dossier of all the available evidence. The dossier includes a collection of Matta-Clark’s aphoristic “art cards,” the 96 photographs that were produced by the various participants for possible inclusion in the exhibition, and images from a recently unearthed video of Matta-Clark’s now famous bus trip to see Splitting in Englewood, New Jersey.

    Interviews with: Laurie Anderson, Liza Béar, Jane Crawford, Susan Ensley, Tina Girouard, Dan Graham, Jene Highstein Bernard and Susan Kirschenbaum, Jeffrey Lew, Richard Nonas.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 400 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-427-3, English

    €33.00 / $45.00 / £28.00
    Mark Wigley

    MARK WIGLEY is an architectural historian and theorist based at Columbia University. He is the author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt; White
    Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture; and Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire. He coedited The Activist Drawing:
    Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond and is the co-founder of the journal Volume. He has curated exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Drawing Center in New York, and
    the CCA in Montreal.

  7. The City and the Spaces of the Political
    From January 2015
    Ethics of the Urban
    The City and the Spaces of the Political

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    In collaboration with  Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Is democracy spatial? How are the physical aspects of our cities, houses, streets, and public spaces—the borders, the neighborhoods, the monuments—bearers of our values? In a world of intensifying geo-economic integration, extreme financial and geopolitical volatility, deepening environmental crises, and a dramatic new wave of popular protest against both authoritarian government and capitalist speculation, cities have become leading sites for new claims on state power and new formations of political subjectivity. This volume brings together perspectives from history, sociology, art, political theory, planning, law, and design practice to explore the urban spaces of the political. A selection of contemporary photography from around the world offers a visual refl ection of this timely investigation.

    Contributors include: Michael Arad, Diane Davis, Keller Easterling, Gerald Frug, Mohsen Mostafavi, Chantal Mouffe, Erika Naginski, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Loïc Wacquant, Krzysztof Wodiczko.

    MOHSEN MOSTAFAVI, an architect and educator, is the Dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 368 pages, approx. 200 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-381-8, English

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £40.00
  8. Ladislav Sutnar
    From January 2015
    Reto Caduff, Steven Heller
    Ladislav Sutnar
    Visual Design in Action

    Edited by Reto Caduff and Steven Heller
    Facsimile Reprint of the original book with the same title published in 1961

    Sutnar’s brilliant structural systems for clarifying otherwise dense industrial data placed him in the pantheon of Modernist pioneers and made him one of the visionaries of what is today called “information design.” Visual Design in Action is a snapshot of Sutnar’s American period (1939–1976), and includes graphics for Carr’s Department Store, advertisements for the Vera Neumann Company, identity for Addo-X, and other stunningly contemporary works. He is best known for his total design concept for the Sweets Catalog Service and lesser known for introducing the parenthesis as a way to typographically distinguish the area code from the rest of a phone number.


    Visual Design in Action is a testament to the historical relevance of Modernism and the philosophical resonance of Sutnar’s focus on the functional beauty of total clarity. This reprint of Visual Design in Action (originally published in limited quantities in 1961) is as spot-on about the power of design and “design thinking” as it ever was.

    21,5 x 31,5 cm, 8 ½ x 12 ½ in, 188 pages, approx. 378 illustrations, hardcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-424-2, English

    €78.00
    Reto Caduff

    RETO CADUFF studied typography in Switzerland. Currently he works as a photographer and director for film and television. He is the director of an award-winning documentary, The Visual Language of Herbert Matter.

    Steven Heller

    STEVEN HELLER was an art director at the New York Times for thirty-three years. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs, and writes the “Visuals” column for the New York Times Book Review.

  9. Nicholas Hawksmoor
    From January 2015
    Nicholas Hawksmoor
    Seven Churches for London

    Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi

    Photographs by Hélène Binet

    British architect Nicholas Hawksmoor (approx. 1661–1736) is recognized as one of the major contributors to the traditions of British and European architectural culture. Nevertheless, there is insufficient visual documentation and analysis of his work. Nicholas Hawksmoor: London Churches reconsiders his architecture in relation to urbanism. The publication focuses on a series of important London churches the architect designed during the early part of the eighteenth century. The key distinguishing features of these churches are their spires, each designed with different qualities and motifs. While Hawksmoor was inspired by the ancient history of architecture, his work was considered radical and contemporary in its day.


    Photographer Hélène Binet was specially commissioned to document the various aspects of the seven remaining London churches. Her immaculate black and white photographs demonstrate the beauty of Hawksmoor’s architecture with special attention to the variety of scales, sites, interiors, textures, and materials.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    24 × 30 cm, 9½ × 11 ¾ in, 168 pages, approx. 50 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-348-8, English

    €38.00 / $50.00 / £30.00
  10. Bucky Inc.
    From January 2015
    Mark Wigley
    Bucky Inc.
    Architecture in the Age of Radio

    Bucky Inc. offers a deep exploration of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s work and thought to shed new light on the questions raised by our increasingly electronic world. It shows that Fuller’s entire career was a multi-dimensional refl ection on the architecture of radio. He always insisted that the real site of architecture is the electromagnetic spectrum. His buildings were delicate mobile instruments for accessing the invisible universe of overlapping signals. Every detail was understood as a way of tuning into hidden waves. Architecture was built in, with, for and as radio. Bucky Inc. rethinks the legacy of one of the key protagonists of the twentieth-century. It draws extensively on Fuller’s archive to follow his radical thinking from toilets to telepathy, plastic to prosthetics, and data to deep-space. It shows how the critical arguments and material techniques of arguably the single most exposed designer of the last century were overlooked at the time but have become urgently relevant today.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 320 pages, approx. 150 illustrations, paperback (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-428-0, English

    €30.00 / $40.00 / £25.00
    Mark Wigley

    MARK WIGLEY is an architectural historian and theorist based at Columbia University. He is the author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt; White
    Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture; and Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire. He coedited The Activist Drawing:
    Retracing Situationist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond and is the co-founder of the journal Volume. He has curated exhibitions at the MoMA in New York, the Witte de With in Rotterdam, The Drawing Center in New York, and
    the CCA in Montreal.

  11. OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)
    From January 2015
    OfficeUS Atlas (Repository)

    Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački, Ashley Schafer, Michael Kubo

    Available in the US and Canada: 2015

    The OfficeUS Atlas collects the exhibition research in an archive of nearly 1000 architectural projects. Organized according to individual firm histories, the Atlas documents the development of U.S. architectural offi ces working abroad from 1914 to the present. Offices and their projects are illustrated by over 1200 photographs and architectural drawings.

    16 x 24 cm, 6¼ × 9½ in, 1250 Seiten, ca. 2000 Abbildungen, Softcover (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-438-9, English

    €50.00 / $70.00 / £45.00
  12. Designing Design
    From February 2015
    Kenya Hara
    Designing Design

    Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon the reader the importance of “emptiness” in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work: Hara for instance designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, among the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as Re-Design: the Daily products of the 21st Century of 2000.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 472 pages, softcover reprint (2014)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-450-1

    €40.00 / $55.00 / £35.00
    Kenya Hara

    Kenya HARA, Graphic Designer
    Born in 1958. Graphic designer Kenya Hara served as the director of the Tokyo Fiber exhibition. He specializes in designing not objects but facts or events, such as identifications and communications. He produced the exhibition “RE-DESIGN_Daily Products of the 21st Century” in 2000, and through it he showed that the most marvelous sources of design were to be found in the context of daily life. In 2002, he became a member of the advisory board of MUJI and also took over as art director. In 2004, he produced the exhibition “HAPTIC_Awakening the Senses”. With this exhibition he demonstrated that within the contemporary context of design, in which designers tend to find their motivations spurred on by high technology, in fact vast resources for creation lay dormant in the human senses. He has directed work related to national events, such as the programs for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Nagano Olympics, and the official posters of the Aichi Expo 2005. Based in Tokyo, he has been seeking future communication resources he finds within Japanese culture and technology. His book Designing Design has been translated into several Asian languages, and in 2007 he largely rewrote it for translation into English, for publication by Lars Müller Publishers, Switzerland. At present he is the representative of Nippon Design Center Inc. and Professor of Musashino Art University.

  13. Baku
    From February 2015
    Baku
    Oil and Urbanism

    Edited by Eve Blau with Ivan Rupnik

    With a portfolio of contemporary Baku by photographer Iwan Baan

    Baku: Oil and Urbanism is the first architectural study of the relationship between oil and urbanism. Its focus is Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan and formerly part of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. Since the late 19th century, oil and urbanism have been intertwined in the spaces of the city. Later, Baku was the site of one of the most spectacular experiments in Soviet urban and infrastructural design­—“Neft Dashlari,” the first off-shore drilling facility in the world, a city built on trestles in the Caspian Sea. Today, Baku is undergoing its second major oil boom. The book examines how urban design, planning, and architecture have dealt with the issue of oil in varying political conditions. Working with maps and archival photographs, the book analyzes sites, buildings, urban fabric, plans to understand the evolution of the city.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, approx. 320 pages, approx. 700 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-306-1, Englisch

    €50.00 / $60.00 / £45.00
  14. Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet
    From March 2015
    The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory:
    Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet

    Herausgegeben von Kjetil A. Jakobsen und Trond E. Bjorli

    In 1912, the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn (1860–1940) founded “The Archives of the Planet,” an extensive collection of photographs and films that today contains 72,000 autochromes and 183,000 meters of film. Between 1909 and 1932, Kahn sent documentarists to sixty countries on four continents to capture on film and in autochromes the everyday life and the art, culture, and religion of different societies. He was convinced that the knowledge of foreign cultures promoted mutual respect among people. The Cosmopolitics of Visual Memory: Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet offers insights into this fascinating collection of visual records. Texts by Jay Winter, Paula Amad, Kjetil A. Jakobsen, Trond E. Bjorli, and Gilles Baud-Berthier discuss the role of the then new media in establishing a cosmopolitan and pacifist worldview as well as Henri Bergson’s influence on Albert Kahn. In addition, Trond Lundemo reflects on the medial conditions of analogous imagery, seen from our perspective of the digital age.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 400 pages, approx. 250 illustrations, hardcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-340-5, English

    €50.00 / $65.00 / £45.00
  15. OfficeUS Manual
    From March 2015
    OfficeUS Manual

    Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački, Ashley Schafer, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Jacob Reidel

    OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion for the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, reframes the history of U.S. architecture through the lens of export in two interrelated constructs: “The Office” and “The Repository”. The “Repository” presents 1000 projects designed by 200 US offices working abroad in a chronological archive of the last 100 years. Collectively these projects tell multiple, imbricated stories of U.S. firms, typologies, and technologies, as well as a broader narrative of modernization and its global reach. The “Office” engages these projects, revisiting their premises and conclusions over the course of the Biennale. It functions as a laboratory staffed by a diverse group of resident design partners collaborating with outpost offices and a rotating cast of visiting experts. Together, these two halves of OfficeUS create both an historical record of the U.S. contribution to global architectural thought, and a petri dish in which that record is submitted to contemporary agents of disruption and critique.

    16 x 24 cm, Softcover (2015)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-439-6, English

    €20.00 / $25.00
  16. OfficeUS New World
    From March 2015
    OfficeUS New World

    Edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački, Ashley Schafer

    OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion for the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, reframes the history of U.S. architecture through the lens of export in two interrelated constructs: “The Office” and “The Repository”. The “Repository” presents 1000 projects designed by 200 US offices working abroad in a chronological archive of the last 100 years. Collectively these projects tell multiple, imbricated stories of U.S. firms, typologies, and technologies, as well as a broader narrative of modernization and its global reach. The “Office” engages these projects, revisiting their premises and conclusions over the course of the Biennale. It functions as a laboratory staffed by a diverse group of resident design partners collaborating with outpost offices and a rotating cast of visiting experts. Together, these two halves of OfficeUS create both an historical record of the U.S. contribution to global architectural thought, and a petri dish in which that record is submitted to contemporary agents of disruption and critique.

    16 x 24 cm, Softcover (2015)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-456-3, English

    €25.00
  17. Genealogy of Modern Architecture
    From April 2015
    Kenneth Frampton
    Genealogy of Modern Architecture
    A Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form by Kenneth Frampton

    Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a reference work on modern architecture by Kenneth Frampton, one of today’s leading architectural theorists. Conceived as a genealogy of twentieth century architecture from 1924 to 2000, it compiles some sixteen comparative analyses of canonical modern buildings ranging from exhibition pavilions and private houses to office buildings and various kinds of public institutions. The buildings are compared in terms of their hierarchical spatial order, circulation structure and referential details. The analyses are organized so as to show what is similar and different between two paired types, thus revealing how modern tradition has been diversely inflected. Richly illustrated, Genealogy of Modern Architecture is a new standard work in architectural education.

    KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.

    Design: Integral Lars Müller

    16.5 × 24 cm, 6 ½ × 9 ½ in, 320 pages
    approx. 500 illustrations, hardcover (2013)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-369-6, English
    ISBN 978-3-03778-371-9, German

    No,
    €36.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    From Apr 2015
    German,
    €36.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
    From Apr 2015
    Kenneth Frampton

    KENNETH FRAMPTON, born 1930, is one of the world’s most renowned architectural theorists, the author of the world best seller Modern Architecture: A Critical History, and a professor at Columbia University, New York.